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Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator

Program Details

The online MSN / Nurse Educator degree program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington is designed to prepare experienced nurses to become well-qualified nurse educators. Courses covering subjects such as pharmacotherapeutics, pathophysiology, population health, and evidence-based practice provide students with:

  • ​The educational requirements to be eligible for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam
  • ​Knowledge, skills, and confidence for a leadership role in academia, staff development, and the greater nursing community
  • ​The ability to effectively teach didactic, clinical, and distance nursing education courses


  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional nurse in North Carolina is required unless (License must be unrestricted/unencumbered): The student's license is from a compact state and that is the student's primary state of residence (fixed permanent and principle legal residence) home; or the student is distance-based and will not be practicing in North Carolina while enrolled in school and has the licensure or eligibility for licensure in their primary state of residence.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or health related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. If the bachelor's degree is in nursing, it must be from a nationally accredited nursing degree program.
  • 3.0 GPA

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education